Thursday, June 25, 2015

Recording: Caro Diaro

Artist: Caro Diaro

Song: Father

Recorded at Geary Lane ("Sound Séance I": Night 1), June 12, 2015.

Caro Diaro - Father

The culmination of Geary Lane's year-long journey, the inaugural version of this event overcame some bureaucratic hurdles to present a weekend-long showcase of a non-corporate alternative to the city's increasingly-crowded festival calendar. Tucked away in its little pocket on the other side of the tracks, Geary Lane does feel a little off the grid but works well as an conceptual island getaway for sonic adventurers. Partnered with Suoni Per Il Popolo, the "name" draws skewed a bit toward une certaine esthétique de Montréal but each night did include cool local sounds as well. On the vibe front, this first night showcased Geary as an excellent destination for avant-mellow, with the bulk of the crowd quietly lounging around in the room's various corners and crannies.

Montréal slow-gloomers Maicamia have announced they are on the cusp of a "break", but this seems to be pointing to an imminent shift rather than a stop. Proof positive of that came with this set from Maica Armata's new solo project, which takes the same basic musical template and strips things away even further, leaving just her spare guitar and voice.

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